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How to Care for Your Rose Hair Tarantula

Rose Hair Tarantula

So you decided to buy a pet tarantula, congratulations! Not only are tarantulas a beautiful species, they are fascinating creatures. Their lightning fast reflexes, their hunting habits and – surprisingly – their calm demeanor make them an entertaining and rewarding pet. But, with such a unique pet comes a unique set of needs. In this post, we're going to discuss the best ways to ensure the health and happiness of your pet tarantula.

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How to Make a Meal out of Top Hat’s Bulk Frozen Crickets

Cooking Crickets

Top Hat Cricket Farm recently rolled out an interesting new product: bulk frozen crickets! These crickets aren’t just for your pets, they can make a tasty snack for yourself, as well. Now, before you hit the back button, you should know that people in countries around the world, from Thailand and Australia to Brazil and the good old United States have enjoyed eating insects for years. In fact, this growing trend has a lot of support, not only because it is environmentally friendly but because crickets are nutritional, affordable and delicious! In this post, we’re going to look at a few ways that you can turn bulk frozen crickets into a meal fit for a king.

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Five Reasons to Buy Your Crickets From Top Hat Cricket Farm

Cricket Farm

When it comes to buying crickets online to feed your beloved pet reptile or amphibian, there are a couple of important factors to consider. Does the vendor offer shipping year round? Are they selling bulk crickets that are resistant to AdDNV? Can they accommodate the number of crickets that you need? All of these questions are essential to finding the right vendor. In this post, we’re going to look at how Top Hat Cricket Farm addresses these concerns and, more importantly, why you should choose us when you are looking to buy crickets online.

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Five Facts About the Acheta Domesticus Densovirus


AdDNV, or Acheta domesticus Densovirus, is a virus that causes paralysis in crickets. Transmitted to nymphs via the consumption of the feces or corpses of infected crickets, the virus affects the major tissues and, in almost every case, leads to the death of the cricket. At Top Hat Cricket, we think that it is important to understand what AdDNV is, what species it affects and how you can best prevent an outbreak from affecting your crickets. In light of that, we’d like to look at five important facts about AdDNV that will help you keep your crickets – and pets – safe.

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Can You Order Live Crickets Online in the Winter?

Live Cricket Delivery

We hear the question often... “Is it possible to ship live crickets in the winter?” The answer, in our case, is a resounding yes! We know that your pet’s appetite doesn’t diminish just because it’s cold outside. That’s why, regardless of the season, Top Hat Cricket is able to deliver live crickets for reptiles, insects and amphibians.

Since we sell Gryllodes sigillatus – otherwise known as the tropical house cricket – we’re confident in our ability to promise live cricket delivery. The tropical house cricket is known to be heartier and more resistant to disease than other species and, as a result, able to survive difficult shipping journeys when additional precautions are taken.

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Learn More About the Tropical House Cricket


Top Hat Cricket Farm grows and sells Gryllodes sigillatus, commonly known as the tropical house cricket. Typically 13 to 18mm long and a brownish-yellow color, this species takes two to three months to mature from egg to adult. As their name implies, the tropical house cricket hails from tropical regions, especially Asia, though interest from reptile owners has brought it closer to home where it is now grown by Top Hat Cricket for both local and national buyers. Tropical house crickets are particularly well-suited as a reptile feeder cricket for a number of reasons, which we’d like to look at today.

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Bearded Dragon Diet Tips, Tricks and Rules

Bearded Dragon

When properly adhered to, a bearded dragon’s diet can have a number of beneficial effects on their life. A proper diet can increase their lifespan, enhance the richness of their coloring and stabilize their mood. Finding the right diet for your dragon, however, can be a difficult task for the uninitiated. In this entry, we’re going to look at a few dietary recommendations that will keep your bearded dragon happy, healthy and active.

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How to Care for Your Gryllodes sigillatus Crickets (Banded Crickets)


To get the most out of your investment in live crickets, you’ll need to make sure to give them the same attention and care that you give to the pet you’ll be feeding them to. Because, after all, the healthier your live crickets are, the more nutritious they will be for your pet. Plus, the better you care for them, the longer they will last and the more you’ll get from the money you spent on them.

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